Gok Grabs Wok For Chinese Cookery Show

Pass the soy sauce

Makover guru and lover of female “wobbly bitsâ€?, Gok Wan, is set to join his restaurateur chef dad for a new cookery show.

The How to Look Good Naked host will be devising quick and healthy Chinese meals on the Channel 4 show which is due to air in May.

An insider said: “Gok can’t wait to fire up his wok and showcase his other great passion in life, Chinese cooking.

A TV insider who is thought to be a fan of spring rolls told The Sun: “It will prove he is master of the cleaver as well as the cleavage!

“He loves home-cooked Chinese food and over the years has perfected many dishes of his own.

“He really wants to show Brits who love a good takeaway that true Chinese cookery is faster, healthier and more delicious than anything you can get delivered to your front door.

“From the ultimate kitchen tool — the wok — through to a handful of basic, simple ingredients, Gok will guide viewers through the easy essentials to mouth-watering food.

“And he can’t wait to get his dad — who is a Chinese restaurateur and chef — involved too.

“Gok affectionately calls him Papa Wan and the series will show just how close they are.”

The fashion guru has spoken extensively of his teenage weight problems (weighing 21 stone as a young teen) and is hoping to show “healthyâ€? alternatives to Chinese takeaways in the new show.

According to co-executive producer, Pat Llewellyn: “Gok is a brilliant home cook and his recipes are healthy, fast and packed with flavour.

“His Chinese way of cooking feels incredibly modern — fresh ingredients cooked so quickly it makes 30-minute meals look like slow motion.

“Everyone loves eating Chinese food but not many of us dare cook it at home. I’m sure Gok is going to change that.”

Incidentally, Llewellyn is the woman credited with launching the career of a little-known TV chef named Jamie Oliver.

Watch out Chinese takeaway-owners everywhere, this is “Wanâ€? TV show which could seriously damage trade…..*shuffles off to order a number 21 and two 68s*

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